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Nair, Anita

Works: 83 works in 380 publications in 16 languages and 3,852 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Feminist fiction  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.N255, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anita Nair
Ladies coupé by Anita Nair( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Akhila is forty-five and single, an income-tax clerk, and a woman who has always been the backbone of her impossibly demanding family - until the day she gets herself a one-way ticket to a resort town. In the intimate atmosphere of the all-women sleeping car - the Ladies Coupe - the women share their lives, their loves, their heartaches, and their triumphs. All of this leads Akhila to answer the question that has always haunted her: has her life been complete without a man?" "This novel takes the reader into the heart of women's lives in contemporary India, revealing how the dilemmas that women face in their relationships with husbands, mothers, friends, employers, and children are the same the world over."--Jacket
Mistress : a novel by Anita Nair( Book )

42 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When travel writer Christopher Stewart arrives at a riverside resort in Kerala, India to meet Koman, Radha's uncle and a famous dancer, he enters a world of masks and repressed emotions. From their first meeting, both Radha and her uncle are drawn to the enigmatic young man with his cello and his incessant questions about the past. The triangle quickly excludes Shyam, Radha's husband, who can only watch helplessly as she embraces Chris with a passion that he has never been able to draw from her. Also playing the role of observer-participant is Koman; his life story, as it unfolds, captures all the nuances and contradictions of the relationships being made - and unmade - in front of his eyes
The better man : a novel by Anita Nair( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magical, inventive novel about one man's struggle to find his place in the small Indian village of his birth In Anita Nair's warm and imaginative first novel, middle-aged Acuthan Nair returns home to restore his childhood house and to confront old ghosts. When he begins the project, he hires the town painter, One-Screw-Loose Bhasi, to oversee the renovation, and the two men quickly develop a close friendship. Bhasi, who has a special talent for healing the wounded, helps Acuthan come to terms with his mother's violent death and teaches him how to stand up to his overbearing, manipulative father. But when members of the town elite tempt Acuthan with a chance at gaining the status he's always craved, his loyalty to Bhasi is tested. The Better Man is a playful and moving account of the redemptive power of friendship
The Lilac House : a novel by Anita Nair( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meera, always gracious Meera, is happily submerged in the role of corporate wife and cookbook writer. Then, one day, her husband fails to come home. Overnight, Meera, disoriented, emotionally fragile Meera, becomes responsible not just for her two children, but also her mother, grandmother and the running of Lilac House, their rambling old family home in Bangalore. A few streets away, Professor J.A. Krishnamurthy or Jak, cyclone studies expert, survivor of one marriage and several other encounters, has recently returned from Florida, to care for his nineteen-year-old daughter, the victim of a tragic accident. What happened on her holiday in a small Indian beachside village? The police will not help, Smriti's friends have vanished, and a wall of silence and fear surrounds the incident. But Jak cannot rest until he gets to the truth. THE LILAC HOUSE tells how Meera and of Jak's paths cross and how they are uniquely able to help each other uncover the truth about the secrets of their pasts and the promise of the future. THE LILAC HOUSE is a moving story of redemption, forgiveness and second chances"--
A cut-like wound by Anita Nair( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the first day of Ramadan in heat-soaked Bangalore. A young man begins to dress: makeup, a sari, and expensive pearl earrings. Before the mirror he is transformed into Bhuvana. She is a hijra, a transgender seeking love in the bazaars of the city. What Bhuvana wants, she nearly gets: a passing man is attracted to this elusive young woman -- but someone points out that Bhuvana is no woman. For that, the interloper's throat is cut. A case for Inspector Borei Gowda, going to seed, and at odds with those around him including his wife, his colleagues, even the informers he must deal with. More corpses and Urmila, Gowda's ex-flame, are added to this spicy concoction of a mystery novel
Chain of custody : an Inspector Gowda novel by Anita Nair( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Gowda is back in another nail-biting thriller set in Bangalore India, the city now a hub for child trafficking
Idris, hoeder van het licht by Anita Nair( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Somalische koopman die veel op reis is, komt in 1659 in India toevallig in contact met de zoon die hij niet kende
Lessons in forgetting by Anita Nair( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glavno junakinjo romana, ki živi nadvse lagodno življenje ob pisanju kuharskih priročnikov za žene poslovnežev, na neki zabavi mož nepričakovano zapusti. Njo in sina domov odpelje Jak, profesor za vreme. Ko Meera spozna, da se ljubljeni mož ne bo vrnil, jo zagrnejo skrbi, tudi finančne, saj pravljična hišica, v kateri živijo z otrokoma, mamo in staro mamo, sploh ni njihova, kot je ves čas mislil njen pobegli mož. Prav tako založba zavrne knjigo o vedenju za soproge uspešnih mož, ki jo je napisala, zato se oklene priložnosti in sprejme službo tajnice, ki ji jo ponuja profesor za opazovanje vremena, za katerega se izkaže, da je gospod Jak. Vendar njeno delo ni tajniško, prej detektivsko, saj Jak raziskuje nesrečo svoje hčere, ki je od obiska Minjikapurama v katatoničnem stanju
Wanneer de cyclonen komen by Anita Nair( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een vrouw plotseling door haar man wordt verlaten, probeert ze haar leven en gezin in goede banen te leiden
The Puffin book of magical Indian myths by Anita Nair( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects fifty illustrated myths from India, and includes "How the Sun Became Less Fierce," "He Who Strikes with the Axe," "Damayanti's Swayamvara," and others
El vagón de las mujeres by Anita Nair( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En la estación de Bangalore, en la India, Akhila, una mujer soltera de cuarenta y tantos años está a punto de realizar su gran sueño: subirse sola a un tren hacia un lugar lejano. Con ella viajan cinco mujeres con quienes comparte pronto intimidad: una madre confundida, una profesora de química casada con un hombre tiránico, una perfecta ama de casa que busca su identidad, una mujer cuyos sueños e inocencia se rompieron y una adolescente que parece comprender mejor que nadie lo que ellas buscan. Al calor de las confi dencias susurradas durante la noche, Akhila intenta encontrar respuesta a lo que le ha preocupado desde siempre, los mismos dilemas que defi nen el viaje que cada mujer emprende en la vida
Chemmeen; a novel by Takal̲i Śivaśaṅkarapiḷḷa( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1956, Chemmeen tells the story of the relationship between Karutthamma, a Hindu woman from the fishing community, and Pareekkutty, the son of a Muslim fish wholesaler. Unable to live with the man she loves, Karutthamma marries Palani, who, despite the scandal about his wife's past, never stops trusting her, a trust that is reaffirmed each time he goes to sea and comes back safe since the sea-mother myth among the fishing community is that the safe return of a fisherman depends on his wife's fidelity. Then, one night, Karutthamma and Pareekkutty meet and their love is rekindled while Palani is at sea, baiting a shark... This hugely successful novel was adapted into a film of the same name, and won critical acclaim and commercial success. Anita Nair's evocative translation brings this classic of Indian literature to a new generation that hasn't had the opportunity to savour this tale of love and longing
Cuccette per signora by Anita Nair( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the rain is born : writings about Kerala by Anita Nair( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises essays, short stories, and extracts from novels, some translated from Malayalam
Compartiment pour dames by Anita Nair( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akhila, la quarantaine, célibataire, décide de partir pour l'extrémité sud de l'Inde. Dans le train, elle fait la connaissance de ses compagnes de voyage, cinq autres femmes avec qui elle partage le compartiment pour dames. Au fur et à mesure du voyage, les discussions se font confidences, et chacune parlera de ses relations heureuses, douloureuses ou résignées avec les hommes
Kom naar bed, mijn lief by Anita Nair( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen waarin erotiek een grote rol speelt
Satyr of the subway : urban tales by Anita Nair( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malabar mind by Anita Nair( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Malabar Mind, Anita Nair's debut collection of poems, the real and corporeal, landscapes and mindscapes are explored with a fluid ease. From the quirky resonance of Malabar's names to the stressed drone of television newscasters during war time; from the apathy of non-stick frying pans to the quiet content of cows chewing cud, Anita Nair rakes through the everyday, pausing each time for an unusual moment. Love, failure, humor, irony, lust, hope, anguish; beaches, crows, bus journeys, hospitals, just about every aspect of the human existence finds place in this collection of poems written over a decade
Das Salz der drei Meere : Roman by Anita Nair( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in German and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit 45 Jahren unternimmt die Inderin Akhila ihre erste Zugfahrt. Unterwegs trifft sie 5 Frauen, die ihre Lebenserfahrungen austauschen und Akhila damit helfen, ihren Weg zu finden
Le chat karmique : nouvelles by Anita Nair( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de treize nouvelles où des personnages, en Inde et aux Etats-Unis, sont confrontés à des situations peu ordinaires
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Ladies coupé
Mistress : a novelThe better man : a novelThe Puffin book of magical Indian mythsEl vagón de las mujeresSatyr of the subway : urban tales
Alternative Names
Anita Nair

Anita Nair 1966?-....

Anita Nair écrivaine indienne

Anita Nair escritora india

Anita Nair Indiaas schrijfster

Anitā Nāyar

Naira, Anita

Nāyar, Anitā

נאיר, אניטה

נאיר, אניטה סופרת הודית

अनीता नायर

अनिता नायर भारतीय लेखिका

नायर, अनीता.

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